Voter Suppression

Lawsuit: Voters accuse legislature of ‘racial gerrymandering’ in Virginia

Two Virginia voters represented by Marc Elias, an attorney for the National Democratic Redistricting Trust, accuse the General Assembly of “racial gerrymandering” by improperly packing African-Americans into the state’s only black-majority congressional district to make adjacent districts safer for GOP incumbents. A trial is set for this month.               Elias […]

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Struck Down By Federal Judge

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Milwaukee struck down Wisconsin’s voter Identification law, saying it unfairly burdens poor and minority voters. The decision by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman invalidates Wisconsin’s law. Wisconsin’s law would have required voters to show a state-issued photo ID at the polls. Supporters alleged it would cut down on voter fraud […]

Quietly Florida passes new rule prohibiting using the restroom while waiting in long lines to vote

Dramatically long lines in Florida drove away at least 201,000 voters in 2012 while waiting in some instances for over 6 hours and now that state faces another hurdle to cast a vote. The Miami-Dade County Elections Department earlier this year quietly implemented a policy which  closes the bathrooms at all polling facilities, according to disability […]

The GOP is having voter suppression-gasms, but voter fraud investigations came up empty again

It wasn’t until Barack Obama won the Presidential election in 2012, that Republicans began having voter suppression-gasms. And then he won again. Republicans suddenly justified strict measures which will make it tougher to register voters. But no widespread voter fraud has been uncovered and they’ve looked everywhere. In fact, in Florida, no arrests for voter fraud […]

With a straight face Rep Louie Gohmert said there is no racial discrimination in Texas

Rep. Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox News Saturday to weigh in on the Justice Department’s revelation that they plan to use what’s left of the Voting Rights Act to review voter suppression, starting with Texas.Gohmert said almost verbatim what Governor Perry said calling it ‘utter contempt’ of the Constitution for the government’s effort to prevent Texas […]

Justice Dept to use what’s left of Voting Rights to go after discriminatory gerrymandering in Texas

Even though the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in June, Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will use what’s left of the law to go after what it considers discriminatory practices and he’s starting with Texas in a dispute over Republicans drawing new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts. Holder will have […]

North Carolina Republicans in a voter suppression frenzy, now pushing even harsher restrictions

North Carolina is amping up on voter suppression by Senate Republicans who unveiled a new voter ID bill Thursday that would further restrict the forms of photo identification accepted at the polls totalling the elimination of at least half of IDs required. Early voting is also targeted, as well as same-day registration. Eliminated forms of […]

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